Sunday, April 17, 2016

Criticism 
              Seek feedback from a wide range of objective evaluators. Ask: What are my strengths? What am I doing well? What is reducing my effectiveness? What do you think I should do to increase my effectiveness? How can I improve?
              You may receive unsettling, harshly critical responses, but you must resist growing defensive. In the moment, accept criticism gracefully, and thank the provider. Later, carefully examine and weigh all aspects of this valuable feedback. As importantly, review and understand your immediate reactions to it.
              Welcoming of criticism reflects maturity. Integrating the well-intended suggestions of others may improve your functioning.